Last Updated: 14/04/12 2:14pm
It's all over and Hibernian's dream of ending their 110-year wait to win the Scottish Cup is well and truly alive after reaching the final for the first time since 2001 following this dramatic 2-1 victory over Aberdeen at Hampden Park this afternoon. Pat Fenlon's men will now meet either Hearts or Celtic, who meet tomorrow in the second semi-final.
Wotherspoon's audacious attempt from the right goes well wide as the clock ticks down towards full-time.
Fyvie delivers into the box and all hell breaks loose until the referee spots an offside flag is raised.
There will be five anxious minutes of stoppage time for Hibernian fans to cope with before the final whistle sounds.
It's all rather frantic at the back for Hibernian to say the least as the Dons press hard in these closing stages.
GOAL GRIFFITHS - A perfect pass from O'Connor splits the Aberdeen defence and picks out Griffiths, who fires a clinical low shot past Jason Brown and into the net.
Extra-time is looming large at Hampden and neither side will want to make a mistake in these closing stages.
Wotherspoon's dreadful delivery doesn't even beat the first man, allowing Aberdeen to clear with ease.
Up the other end of the field, Sproule is taken out by Mackie, who is shown the yellow card. More importantly Hibs have a free kick on the left wing.
Griffiths selfishly opts to drill a shot towards the near post from a tight angle on the right side of the box rather than a cross to O'Connor. His gamble doesn't come off.
It's now Hibernian's turn to enjoy a spell of pressure with a succession of long throws but nothing comes of it.
Mark Brown did save two penalties in their League Cup win over Motherwell back in September so if this clash goes to a shoot-out, Hibs are in safe hands.
Hibs substitute goalkeeper Mark Brown is now preparing for action as Stack receives treatement. He surely won't be able to continue.
As it stands we're heading for extra-time but there should be more goals before the 90 minutes is up considering how much this clash has opened up.
It's all Aberdeen at the moment and Hibernian need to respond quickly if they're to avoid falling behind.
Fyvie curls a lovely effort from the edge of the box which goes just goes wide. More promosing signs for Aberdeen.
Hibernian's fans roar their side on as Doherty wins a corner on the right. However, their enthusiasm swiftly drops when Aberdeen clear the danger.
Isaiah Osbourne's low shot from the edge of the box rolls tamely into the arms of Brown as Hibs look to bounce back.
GOAL FALLON - It's all-square at Hampden as Fallon lets fly with a superb dipping volley which loops over a helpless Stack and lands in the net.
This is a good spell from Aberdeen and they force Doherty into conceding another corner. Can they make the pressure count?
The game has opened up dramatically in this second half and all of a sudden it looks as though more goals could be on the cards.
McArdle deep cross to the back post from the right wing is headed behind by Doherty for an Aberdeen corner.
There's no doubt Fyvie's introduction has injected some life into Aberdeen in this second half and now he sees a low cross from the left claimed by Stack.
Fyvie tries a 'Van Basten' but blasts his speculative volley from the left side of the area high over the bar.
That was Aberdeen's best chance of the game by far and maybe that will spark them into life as they bid to get back on level terms.
Paul Hanlon is penalised for a handball while under pressure from Vernon so Aberdeen have a free kick on the right wing.
The game resumes with Hibernian temporarily down to 10 men. Arnason pumps a long ball down the right wing for Rory McArdle, who can't quite get on the end of it.
Aberdeen get the second half under way looking to make a big improvement on their display in the first period.
Hearts fan Keith Landles writes: "I don't remember seeing a poorer Aberdeen side at Hampden - ever! They can't control the ball, they can't pass it, they don't get to their teammate in possession to offer support. They are hopeless and Hibs are delighted with them. I hope the Dons get two in the second-half because Hearts would MURDER them in the final!"
Aberdeen are now 6/1 with Sky Bet to come from behind and win inside 90 minutes while Hibs are 1/2, with the draw priced at 5/2. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your in-running bets.
The half-time whistle sounds and Hibernian head into the break at Hampden leading Aberdeen 1-0 thanks to O'Connor's classy finish.
Vernon's hopeful chip from 25 yards out drops down comfortably over the bar. Probably Aberdeen's best moment of quality - and that tells its own story.
Interestingly Sproule reached the last four of the Scottish Cup in three straight seasons during his first spell at Hibs but never made a final, although he was part of the 2007 League Cup-winning side.
Ivan Sproule finds Griffiths down the left wing but the cross towards O'Connor is cut out by Reynolds.
Unless somebody sparks this game into life soon, this encounter won't be remembered as a cup classic by any means.
Aberdeen have a free kick on the right and perhaps this will be an opportunity to deliver a quality ball into the box.
The fans were at least entertained by an amusingly prolonged period of keepy-uppy - must have been at least 10 touches before the ball bounced on the ground.
Perhaps nerves and anxiety are getting to the players today - after all, both clubs are so desperate for a long-awaited Scottish Cup final appearance.
It's particularly scrappy right now, really poor standard of passing and ball control from both sides.
Maybe O'Connor's opener will be enough to settle this tie because so far that's been the only chance of any note.
Aberdeen build from the back after a stray pass from Griffiths brings Hibs' latest move to an abrupt end.
The Dons opt to take it short before delivering a long ball into the box and Hibs have few problems getting it clear.
Griffiths is penalised for a foul on Kari Arnason and Aberdeen have a free kick on their right wing.
Griffiths tries his luck from distance after twisting and turning past the back-tracking Reynolds but his shot flashes wide of the post.
Kujabi does well to clear the danger for Hibernian as Rory Fallon tries to get on the end of a Vernon cross.
Hibernian are applying the pressure in terms of territorial advantage but they're not making it count in terms of creating chances.
O'Connor does well to get a low cross in from the right wing but the ball rolls straight into the arms of Brown.
Griffiths wants a free kick just outside the area after feeling he was fouled, but referee William Collum waves play on.
Matt Doherty is down hurt and clutches his face after being on the receiving end of a challenge in midfield. He leaves the field for a little treatment but he should be fine to continue shortly.
Overall it's been a rather scappy opening to this semi-final in terms of quality, with both sides giving the ball away in midfield.
Griffiths darts past Mark Reynolds on the right wing but as he cuts inside, Jason Brown is quickly off his line to snaffle the ball.
Leigh Griffiths looks to pounce inside the box before the offside flag is raised to stop him in his tracks.
While SPL survival is the overriding priority for Hibernian, victory today will be a huge boost for the club after a largely difficult season.
Ryan Jack goes down hurt after an accidental clash of heads with Claros but he'll be fine to continue.
The Hibs supporters are making all the noise now while their Aberdeen counterparts are simply stunned into silence.
Aberdeen are straight on the attack just moments after falling behind but Scott Vernon's cross is claimed by Graham Stack.
GOAL O'CONNOR - Hibernian take an early lead after Garry O'Connor deftly flicks home at the near post from a Pa Saikou Kujabi cross on the left wing.
Aberdeen are of course also bidding to end a long wait to reach a Scottish Cup final - the year 2000 was the last time they made it to the showpiece occasion.
Hibernian get this Scottish Cup semi-final under way against Aberdeen, bidding to reach their first final in this competition since 2001.
The players are now walking out onto the pitch at a colourful Hampden Park, where both sets of fans are holding up red or green cards to form emblems in support of their respective teams.
As you can see from the teams below, Jorge Claros has been drafted into the Hibernian midfield for the suspended Lewis Stevenson. Claros is the only change to the team that drew 1-1 with Motherwell last weekend. Aberdeen midfielder Kari Arnason is named in place of the cup-tied Gavin Rae, while Rory Fallon, who scored a double against Motherwell in the last eight, replaces Darren Mackie in the starting line-up. Fraser Fyvie makes the bench after recovering from the ankle injury he suffered in that match at Fir Park. Today's referee is William Collum.
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Hibernian: Stack, Doherty, Hanlon, McPake, Kujabi, Soares, Osbourne, Claros, Sproule, O'Connor, Griffiths. Subs: Brown, Wotherspoon, Doyle, O'Donovan, Francomb.
Aberdeen: Brown, McArdle, Reynolds, Considine, Robertson, Hughes, Arnason, Clark, Jack, Vernon, Fallon. Subs: Langfield, Mackie, Fyvie, Magennis, Anderson.